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Lady Rangers upend Western Texas in Region V thriller

Lady Rangers upend Western Texas in Region V thriller

The Ranger College women's soccer team moved atop the Region V soccer standings on Friday afternoon by kicking its way to a 3-1 victory over the Western Texas Lady Westerners on a rain-soaked Rangers Field. Ranger scored twice in the final 25 minutes of the matchup to claim the victory.

With the win, Ranger College improved to 1-1 in Region V play.

"In the second half, we gave ourselves more chances and played a better game," said sophomore Tonny Pereria. "We're happy for that. It was a very important game for us because it was against a team within our region."

Pereria helped propel the Lady Rangers to their third win in their last four outings with a game-clinching goal in the 82nd minute of play. Her goal put Ranger up 3-1 with just under seven minutes left in the contest.

Hailey Gutierrez and Ariana Alba staked Ranger to an early lead in the first half. Alba took a pass from Gutierrez in front of the goal at the 54-minute mark of the half and drilled it past the Western Texas goalie.

Western Texas answered minutes later, scoring a goal at the 58-minute mark to tie the affair at 1-1.

Sophomore Paola Camacho gave the Lady Rangers the lead again eight minutes later with a goal. Alba recorded an assist on the play.

Ranger College added to its win total on Saturday by grinding out a 6-0 non-conference win over Southwest Adventist. University The RC women scored three goals in each half en route to improving to 3-2 overall.

Lessley Bermudez paced the RC attack against Southwest by scoring two goals. Camacho, Pereria, Claudia Vizcaino and Fabiola Gonzalez also added goals.

Ranger College will return to action on Sept. 11 when they face Cedar Valley College in Lancaster.